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Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Graduate Certificate in Career Development

With 20 years of experience in lawyer career development, Jessica has coached hundreds of lawyers in big law and beyond. She has taken that knowledge and experience to the next level by working with firms to offer solutions across the firm. Jessica has created engagement and retention programs that work.


Jessica is highly motivated to help people find a way to work that fits their life and values while meeting the needs of the firm and its clients. She is known nationally for her expertise in lawyer career coaching and work/life integration through customized work schedules.

Prior to founding Total Talent Design and Law Career Center, Jessica was the Director, Attorney Career Development at Fenwick & West LLP. She previously worked as the Director of Programs for the Project for Attorney Retention, and she managed the career development programs at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Jessica is co-author, with Ida Abbott, of “Innovation in Supporting Excellent – From Mentoring to Sponsorship, Coaching and Beyond” in Innovating Talent Management in Law Firms (NALP 2016).

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